Category Archives: Benjamin Rush Center

On Monday!


Anne C Woodlen does a guest spot on Dr. Peter Breggin’s radio show.   Listen to them discuss power, humiliation and recovery:  psychiatric hospitalization, depression, drugs, and relationships.  The show will be aired Monday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m. on http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-dr-peter-breggin-hour/  Thereafter it … Continue reading

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Life Review


A few weeks ago I asked my therapist, “What am I doing here?” “Life review,” she replied.  I lost my life to antidepressants.  I suppose that’s why I’m having episodes of depression.  The trigger for depression is the perception of powerlessness … Continue reading

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Eleven Good Ideas for Inpatient Psychiatry


Inpatient psychiatry is dreadful, so here are my recommendations for changing it.  Medicate the staff first.  Those people are way too edgy and jumpy.  They got major control issues.  Dummy them down with drugs.  They seriously need to relax and … Continue reading

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Throw Open the Doors


Let’s throw open the locked doors of inpatient psychiatry and show the general public how we’re being treated.  If they knew what was going on, do you think they’d tolerate it? Yesterday I had the splendid opportunity to tape a … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference


This conference is an absolute must-do for anyone who wants to participate in real healing for people in emotional distress.  Richard Gottlieb, MSW, and I will be doing a workshop on “Treating the Maltreated,” i.e., what professionals in the mental health field need to know … Continue reading

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Blog Note


This blog is currently suspended while the author is under reconstruction.  Please go to “Notes in Passing” (http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com /) or visit some of the best sellers on this site: How I Got Diagnosed with Unconscious Paranoid Schizophrenia Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs and Inpatient Psychiatry: More Answers


Kidney damage caused by antidepressants My kidney damage was caused by lithium, which is not specifically an antidepressant but is used in conjunction with an antidepressant for the treatment of bipolar disorder.  If you are taking lithium then the doctor should (a) check … Continue reading

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